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International Humanitarian Law in the Iraq Conflict

31-12-2004 Article, German Yearbook of International Law, 47 (2004), pp 293–342, by Knut Dörmann, Laurent Colassis

The armed hostilities in Iraq throughout the last almost two years have raised numerous questions from the perspective of international humanitarian law. This article aims at addressing some of them. The focus will be on identifying the applicable law throughout the various stages of the hostilities and various problems that entail its practical application.

 This article was initially published in the German Yearbook of International Law 47 (2004), pp 293–342; republication courtesy of Duncker & Humblot, Berlin.